Belize’s Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has taken to investigating an advertisement that has been circulating on social media in which the profile called “Diploma Guy” is offering fake school diplomas from high school all the way up to masters degrees for schools in Belize, the U.S. and even from European schools.
“Diploma Guy” is advertising diplomas to any school of choice at the going price of $4,000 with a one to two weeks delivery process. He asks for a 30% deposit with the balance upon the delivery of the phony certificates.
The boldness of “Diploma Guy” to advertise such services has come under the attention of the Ministry of Education as months ago a Belize Tourism Board employee was discovered to have presented face university records in order to qualify for a promotion within the department. After his fake documents were discovered, he resigned, but the Ministry states that under the Criminal Code persons engaged in the forgery of documents, processing of false documents and the procurement of documents area liable to imprisonment for two years. Those found guilty as a common forger are liable to life imprisonment.